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Atkinson, North Carolina
Town
Location of Atkinson, North Carolina
Location of Atkinson, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Pender
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Density 238.5/sq mi (92.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28421
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-02460
GNIS feature ID 1018871

Atkinson is a town in Pender County, North Carolina in the United States. At the 2010 census, the town population was 299. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Atkinson is located at 34°31′40″N 78°10′12″W / 34.52778°N 78.17°W / 34.52778; -78.17 (34.527725, -78.169913).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 115
1920 296 157.4%
1930 331 11.8%
1940 312 −5.7%
1950 294 −5.8%
1960 302 2.7%
1970 325 7.6%
1980 298 −8.3%
1990 275 −7.7%
2000 236 −14.2%
2010 299 26.7%
Est. 2015 329 10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 236 people, 106 households, and 71 families residing in the town. The population density was 238.5 people per square mile (92.0/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 118.3 per square mile (45.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.41% White and 10.59% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 106 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,135. About 4.6% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% of those sixty five or over.


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